No. 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron
Royal Air Force

LINKS

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World War II Allied Aircraft Crashes in the Netherlands & North Sea
A very interesting and very well produced site giving details of crashes in the Netherlands and North Sea

World War 2 Talk
Forum site discussing all World War 2 subjects

Campaign Memorial Books
This Campaign Memorial Book webpage is dedicated to the lives of those who have died selflessly serving their country. It has been created by the team at www.friendsandrelations.com to bring comfort and solace to those who have lost loved ones in times of conflict. Through the sharing of recollections and photographs, the Online Memorial Books, shown here, celebrate precious times by keeping fond memories alive for family and friends across the world.

RAF Benevolent Fund 1940 Chronicle
RAF Benevolent Fund are running a project to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.The aim of the campaign is to bring the Battle to life online, to demonstrate the impact of war on serving personnel and to show our appreciation to those who served 70 years ago and those who continue to serve in the RAF today.
More ways you can get involved are outlined at http://www.1940chronicle.com/day-of-action


207 Squadron

207 and 214 Squadrons started from similar roots during WW1.

The MRP Project
The Memories Recovered Project is a tribute to veterans, beginning with those who served during World War II (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-53). Interviews with those involved with more recent conflicts and peacekeeping efforts will follow.
Through video production, this project documents historical events and stories of the survivors, both overseas and here in Canada, thus providing a means for veterans to pass on memories of “their personal experiences” in Canada’s military to current and future generations.

Janvision Gallery
A very interseting site including photographs from the 214 tanker years. This site was compiled by Pete Biggadike who spent 5 years with No 214 Squadron from 1972 until 1977.

 
198 Squadron Archives
 

A very comprehensive site of the highest standards covering the activities and history of the RAF 198 Fighter Squadron. This is a first and last stop for friends and family of the 198 and those researching the fighter Squadrons. The numerous rare photographs and first hand accounts also make it a must visit for those who simply enjoy reading about military aviation or WW2 history.



51 Squadron
This site is dedicated to the men and women who served with 4 Group, Bomber Command, 51 Squadron during World War II and to all those who gave the supreme sacrifice.

RAF 100 Group Association
Janine Harrington, Secretary
RAF 100 Group Association
'New Dawn'
7 Ashley Court
Filey
North Yorkshire
YO11 9LS
Tel: 01723 512544
email: raf100groupassociation@gmail.com

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Commemorative and display flying.

Bletchley Park
National codes centre

The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Amendments & Additions
This website was launched on 11 July 2008 and was setup with Bill Chorley, author of the 9 volume series of books.

World war 2 ex RAF Contacts
Re-uniting World war 2 ex RAF friends and lost pals

RAF Mates
Re-uniting ex RAF friends and lost pals
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Who We Are Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars

Armed Forces Memorial
Is the first national memorial dedicated to the men and women of the United Kingdom Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War.

BBC Peoples War
The BBC asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website between June 2003 and January 2006. This archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000 images is the result.

RAF Personnel Management Agency
Service records of Officers that served from 1922 onwards and Airmen that served from 1924 onwards are held at Personnel Management Agency (PMA). A Subject Access Requests (SAR) form needs to be completed in order to access records.
Subject Access Requests (SAR) form



VETERANS AGENCY

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency
Thornton-Cleveleys
Lancashire
FY5 3WP

email: veterans.help@spva.gsi.gov.uk
Freephone: 0800 169 2277 (UK only)
+ 44 1253 866043 (Overseas)


PINGAT JASA MALAYSIA MEDAL
In 2005 the Malaysian Government approached the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to seek approval to present their new medal, known as the Pingat Jasa Malaysia, to British veterans and others who served in operations in Malaya/Malaysia between August 1957 and August 1966.
Application form
Royal Air Forces Register of Associations
If your looking to make contact with one of the British and Commonwealth Squadron Associations, this is your first stop. The various Associations are invariably the best source of information if your looking for a veteran or information on a particular squadron.


ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
The RAF Association
The RAF Association (RAFA) is a membership organisation of serving and former members of the Royal Air Force, their families and dependants and all those supporting the aims of the Association. It is the largest single-service membership organisation in the United Kingdom and has roughly 80,000 members and 500 Branches in the UK, Europe and further afield. The Association provides help, assistance, comradeship and, where required, welfare and care for the whole RAF family.
RAF NEWS
The offical newspaper of the Royal Air Force
Website for UK defence information
The Armed Forces website for UK defence information
The Bomber Command Historical Society
Remembering The Many who served with Bomber Command 1939 - 1945
Bob Baxter's RAF Bomber Command 1936 - 1968
UK Ministry of Defence - RAF

RAF Bomber Command
This website tells the story of the Royal Air Force's bomber aircrews, airmen and airwomen and their contribution to victory in the Second World War (WW2) 1939-45.
11 (AC) Squadron Association
The oldest heavier-than-air flying machine squadron in the world; one that continues to be operational with a history going back to the beginning of the last century.
The Stirling Bomber
The Short Stirling was the RAF's first four engined bomber of the second World War. It took a major part in the strategic offensive until 1943, then it was switched to transport duties. Stirling crews gallantly played a major role in the Arnhem landing after towing gliders to Normandy, and again during the Rhine crossing .
Flight Refuelling
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
The Memorial is a unique Australian national institution that combines a shrine, a world-class museum and an extensive archive.
The website can help you to plan your visit to the Memorial, research your family history, learn more about Australia’s involvement in overseas conflict and peacekeeping, discover items in the vast national collection - ranging from works of art, photographs and militaria, to relics such as aircraft, tanks and guns, purchase a book, photographic image or souvenir from the online shop.

Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust aims to preserve and protect our priceless airfields as well as educate the nation to the rich heritage and contribution they have made to our society both past and present.
Airfields and Aviation Memorials
Photographs by Richard Flagg

RAF HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

AIRFORCE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
 
A website of the very highest calibre. It is well designed and and not just extremely interesting to browse, it is also packed to overflow with invaluable research material. Be prepared to spend hours, it's like a good book you just can't put down.

VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA
(Search for Canadian veterans, online database

American National WW2 Memorial
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.
Royal Air Force Ex-POW Association

RAF Escaping Society 1945-95 RAFES
Aircrew & Groundcrew Research
Women's Auxiliary Airforce Association WAAF

Caterpillar Club
Hon Secretary: Mrs Judy Weeks
Irvin Aerospace Ltd
Icknield Way
Letchworth, Hertfordshire
SG6 1EU
England
The 'Airnet' Website
Howard Curtis's dedicated aviation links site.
The Aviation Forum
The place to discuss with others all matters relating to historic aviation, modern military aviation, commercial aviation and a lot more as well.
12 O'Clock High
The WW2 Airfields of the RAF and the US 8th and 9th Army Airforce as they are now!
Warplane
Photography of low level flying aircraft and where to take the best pictures.
Plane Pictures

Outermarker

Aviation reviews and photography
Warbirds Historic Aviation Tours
Helpful links to places, attractions and shows to visit
Prime Images Aviation Photography
Website of professional photographer Sean Wilson
The Wings of the Web
Aviation photography
Airshowbuzz
Airshow schedules, photographs and videos
AIRCREW ASSOCIATION

http://www.torontoaircrew.com
An excellent site which has been in existence for a long time covering Air Crew from this region in Canada. Many interesting stories and a great resource for researchers.

ALLIED WW2 CASUALTIES IN THE NETHERLANDS REMEMBERED
A must visit site and the best of its kind on the internet. Its not only a wonderfull tribute dedicated to Allied personnel who lost their lives in the Netherlands, but it is also a great resource for researchers.

Spurensuche in Schleswig - Holstein
Flugabwehr - Flugzeugabstürze - Militärische Anlagen im Kieler Umland    1939 - 1945. Nils Hemple is a researcher from Kiel Germany who for years now has been researching the aircraft that have crashed in and around the Kiel area. This research involves a detailed investigation and search of the actual crash sites and a reconstruction of the aircrafts final moments.

FAILED TO RETURN
 BY  KEES BLANKENSTIJN, A  wonderfull tribute and register of all the crew members, who are buried at Rusthof, and their aircraft.   Amersfoort (Old Leusden) General Cemetery. Kees has obviously put a tremendous amount of selfless time and effort into this site. The site itself and the research and detail that have gone into it are second to none.

CARTMEL WAR MEMORIALS AND PRIORY CHURCH
The amazing ongoing research of Howard Martin to trace the veterans of both wars on the Cartmel Memorial as well as the immediate Cartmel area. The amount of time and effort he has selflessly devoted to this project and his site is unimaginable.

http://www.stable.demon.co.uk/general/bomb.htm
An excellent story on the evolution and difficulties faced by the bombers in WW2 written by Bill Sykes. This is a must read !!!!!  

WW2 GROUND CREW
Stanley Warren's site is an excellent resource dedicated to the RAF Ground Crews. For anyone trying to track down an old comrade or looking for info on RAF Groundcrews it is worth a visit. Stan has kept the site well organized and easy to navigate. It also has an extensive bulletin board of veterans and families looking for friends or information. Have a look maybe an old friend is looking for you.  

RAF COMMANDS
An excellent general site with much research material, and what is likely the busiest forum regarding the RAFon the internet.


 GERMAN CRASH DATABASE  
This site is an interactive database where you can search for allied or German aircraft lost over Germany. You can also help build this database by uploading details of your own research.

KEEPSAKES  
Another site by Author, John Cripps (214 Family member). This is a unique and interesting site. The concept of the site is what makes it unique, in that it focuses on the Keepsakes, memorabalia and other means by which families preserve memories, be it of a lost loved one or a veterans achievments during the great wars. One instantly thinks of medals, but there is so much more. Interesting, poignant and sometimes humorous, it is well worth a visit.


113 SQUADRON
 
A comprehensive site covering the activities and history of the RAF 113 Squadron in the Middle East fighting both the Japanese and Germans. The 113 was a bomber squadron initially, flying Blenheims in the deserts of North Africa, Greece, Crete, India and Burma. It later converted to a fighter Squadron flying Hurricanes and Thunderbolts throughout Burma. The Squadron has an incredible rich history which has to be read to be believed. This includes direct support of the army and a key role in driving Gen Rommel from the desserts of North Africa to flying in Monsoons driving the Japanese from the Jungles of Burma with the famous American Flying Tigers. No squadron in RAF history was wiped out more times, sustained higher losses or fought in more theatres than the 113.                    

http://www.rafmarham.co.uk/  
Home of the RAF station MARHAM. An extensive wonderfully laid out site that covers every aspect of this famous station. It is not only for those that  have a connection to the Marham station or the Squadrons, there is something for every aviation enthusiast both young and old. Drop in for a visit, you will not be dissapointed.

 
99 SQUADRON
An excellent and comprehensive site dedicated exclusively to preserving the history of 99 Squadron. The main focus of the site is on the activities of 99 Squadron RAF during the wartime period of 1939 to 1945 but is planned to extend this period to the pre-war years in due course.

27th Pursuit Squadron 1918  
A research work on aerial combat during WW1 that is second to none. I am not particularly interested in the early years of  aerial combat but I spent several hours at this site and enjoyed every minute. Both informative, and an entertaining good read I highly recommend it. (Be sure to read Lt Clifford McElvain, a black day)

Note to 214 researchers:
The Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London,
(Photo Archive) has photos of 214 Flying Fortresses and the original of Syd Bryant's flying log book in its Document Archive (Donated by John Cripps about eight years ago)
The RAF Museum at Hendon, London,
Also has photos of 214 Flying Fortress and information on the Squadron.

Copies of the above mentioned photos can be obtained from the sources indicated.

http://www.army.gc.ca/chief_land_staff/remembrance/English/Home.asp
A UNIQUE REMEMBERANCE DAY LINK Kindly submitted by a 214 Family member, Cathy Cook




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